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A local steak house gastronomic experience from our grill. Taste certified steaks, fresh seafood and homemade bread. Choose a bottle of wine from our Wine Expectator certified wine list. Reservations recommended.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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Steakhouse, Costa Rican, South American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

Simple steakhouse, no wow factor dishes and significantly over priced. Felt we over paid for the meal and service received.

Date of visit: July 2021
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General Manager, F&B Director at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

Dear Wanderer00187951089: Providing the highest level of restoration is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations with the service and the quality vs prices.

Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant! We visited 3x during our stay. Luis, our server, was very attentive and knowledgeable of the wine selection. Diego the chef even invited us to the kitchen while he cooked our meal. We loved the food (ordered the sabanero bbq multiple times!). All...was well executed, delicious, and handled with great service!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

The best service we have had in our stay in Costa Rica The food was excellent and fresh ! The chef Diego Vega really knows about costarrican touch. Very recommended !

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Was here 3 nights ago and had some Chilean cab. Came back tonight asked for a class and I can say had to be there same bottle as 3 nights ago. Flat and no taste. So I got the catch of the DAY. Came with...two small fillets. One was horrid fishy the other was good. Let’s me know NOT caught today. At least one of them.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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General Manager, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2021

Dear Thomas L, Thank you for taking the time to share us your feedback in regards to your recent experience at our Sabanero Restaurant. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable culinary experience to all our guests, we have unfortunately fallen short of our...More

Reviewed 27 May 2020

The sabanero steakhouse is just average at best and the prices were very high for the quality of food we got.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

We just had a fabulous dinner at the JW Marriott Guanacaste's Sabanero Steakhouse and highly recommend it for a great meal, fantastic service and ambiance. This is definitely worth a visit! A special thank you to our waiter Luis Ruiz, who provided exemplary service. He...provided us great recommendations (try the Costa Rican filet mignon) from start to finish. Both he and Javier, the head waiter, made our dining experience memorable. We also want to thank Chef Josue, who prepared such a delicious meal - he took special care with my gluten free diet, without sparing any of the flavor. And for making me a gluten free cake to celebrate my birthday - so beautiful. We want to thank the entire staff at Sabanero Steakhouse - from hostess Dalila, Luis, Javier, Chef Josue, Santiago, Tony and Chester who gave us a memorable dinner and birthday. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great dinning experience. We'll certainly be back. Muchas gracias por excelente servicio y comida!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

You should definitely do the mixology class at the rum bar (a little spin off bar from Sabenero). Gustavo teaches it he is amazing super friendly makes good drinks and makes it an interactive experience for everyone who comes. He makes a few cocktails and...basically gives everyone a chance to get behind the bar and make drinks for everyone it’s really nice and fun.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

Not kidding, my dinner here is in the top 5 meals I've had ever - and this is a tough top 5 list to make! Chipotle Margarita was the icing on the cake.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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GeneralManagerJWMarr, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Dear Kelly S, Thank you very much for sharing you experience at the Sabanero Steakehouse. We are so glad to read that we are at your top 5 best meals you’ve ever have and that the chipotle margarita was the icing of the cake for...More

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

The food and service is good. They give you choices of salts and sauces. The baked crab potatoes is a must.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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GeneralManagerJWMarr, General Manager at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020
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Estimados Christopher B, Realmente apreciamos sus comentarios y opiniones sobre el servicio brindado; así como opciones de sales y salsas....More

Reviewed 6 January 2020

Good food and service, but really overpriced. Extensive menu and good steaks. Best service of any restaurant at the hotel. But highly overpriced for what you get.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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GeneralManagerJWMarr, Gerente at Sabanero Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Dear BorisN: We truly appreciate your comments and feedback regarding your experience with us. However, we regret to know that we did not entirely meet your expectations. Your comments have been addressed to the appropriate team in order to improve this area. We hope to...More

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Usually we make our reservations with the concierge or the Mansita restaurant staff, once we're there.
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Sabanero Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4